My favourite blogs have almost nothing in common. One is focused on fitness, the other is mostly about workplace productivity. One is curated by a very large man whose language skills aren’t all that graceful, the other by a scrawny dude who wears glasses and writes quite well. Both offer quality information I absorb and apply on a regular basis.
But that’s not why these are my favourite blogs. The reason for that is simple: they’re updated nearly every day. When I wake-up in the morning there’s usually an email waiting, letting me know that new content awaits. Sometimes the posts are brief. Sometimes they run deep. Whether it’s sharing book recommendations, viral videos, or actionable information, these guys rarely miss a beat. It’s that commitment to consistency that keeps me coming back.
Keep it short, keep it simple
The best workout is the one you’ll actually do. This is why I keep my training sessions brief, usually no more than 45 minutes. Any longer and my mind wanders and my performance suffers. This same logic applies to all forms of practice, writing included. If you want to get good at something you have to do it as often as possible. By keeping daily goals short and manageable, you’re setting yourself up for success. 100 words every day is better than 1,000 once a month. 10,000 steps daily is better than the occasional stroll around the block.
Tiny increments add-up over time. Whether you’re trying to develop a new habit or break an old one, adhering to an “all or nothing” mentality will only ensure failure. Start small, stay the course — this is the lesson I’ve learned from these budding gentlemen of letters, and the reason why theirs are my favourite blogs.
My favourite blogs
Call Me Critter – by Mike Crittenden
The Underground Strength Coach – by Zach Even-Esh